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Photinia serratifolia Crunchy Tree

Chinese Photoinia Trees
  • £49.99 (ex VAT)
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The distinctive, heavily undulated leaves of Photinia serratifolia Crunchy are perfect for adding year-round texture to the garden. The glossy, crinkled leaves are oval in shape with serrated edges and emerge a rich coppery brown, turning red and finally transforming to dark green. With leaves taking on various shades of colour at the same time, it gives the tree a glorious multi-toned effect.

A compact tree, Photinia serratifolia Crunchy has a dense habit and grows to around 2 metres high and 1 metre wide. Hardy throughout the UK, this Chinese variety of Photinia grows well in most soil types, positioned in full or partial sun. We think it is ideal for adding texture to borders, as evergreen hedging or even as a feature tree.

AKA Photinia serratifolia Crunchy 'Rev100', Chinese Photoinia

  • Common name: Chinese Photoinia
  • Latin name: Photinia serratifolia Crunchy
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 2 x 1 meters
  • Seasons of interest: Year round
  • Position: Full sun or part shade

Planting Photinia serratifolia Crunchy Trees

Our pot grown Chinese Photinia trees can be planted at any time of the year. Begin by removing weeds and grass within a metre of your intended planting hole. Dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. We advise sprinkling root grow in the hole to help the tree establish.

Take the pot off and gently loosen the tree roots, then place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost, then fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree. We advise planting young trees with a stake and tie kit and, if your area is prone to rabbits, a rabbit guard.

Aftercare Advice for Photinia serratifolia Crunchy Trees

If you’re planting Chinese Photinia in spring or summer, water well and regularly for the first few months. Keep an eye on it and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little. Consider using an irrigation kit to make it easier.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first few growing seasons - mulch matting will aid this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously. If your area is prone to rabbits, use a rabbit guard to protect the trunk.

Pruning Advice for serratifolia Crunchy Trees

Pruning encourages the bright red new growth.

Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team, with many despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours (please allow up to 10 days). There's no need to be in to receive your trees and you can request where they are left via the checkout.

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs assistance.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature, pleached or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy additional trees with no increase in delivery cost.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.

Below are definitions of various forms, which refer to the shape of the tree defined by the pruning it has received. For more advice, please contact us.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree is has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system. Take care to buy a true multi-stem like all ours and not those that are 3 saplings in a pot to cheaply imitate them.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branch), which supports a branched crown. Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height.

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

The table below gives sizes and forms available for this variety, along with photos you can enlarge (these are only a guideline as all plants are unique so vary).

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Photinia serratifolia Crunchy Form: Single Stem Tree Supplied Size: 150-200cm Root type: 12L pot Photinia serratifolia Crunchy Price £49.99 (ex VAT)
Single Stem Tree 150-200cm 12L pot £49.99 (ex VAT)
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